Why can air compressor hire be a great idea

Air compressor hire – why should I do it?

Portable Air Compressor HireIn a study by market research company, Technavio, they predict that the global air compressor hire market is expected to generate over $5 billion by 2020. It makes sense to hire an Air compressor due to the immediate financial gain by minimising unexpected downtime and aligning your compressed air needs with a suitable a transportable air compressor. Here are our top reasons as to why you should be considering hiring an air compressor. 

Air compressor hire for equipment failure

Despite regular servicing, unexpected breakdowns can happen which can have serious consequences if not addressed immediately. If you don’t have a backup air compressor on site, the costs and delays due to repairs can have a huge impact on your business. When your compressor breaks, hiring a replacement can be a great short-term solution. This minimises downtime and productivity loss while the air compressor system is being repaired.

Short-term benefits of air compressor hire

There are a number of reasons as to why short term hire is a viable option. Perhaps you’re renovating or relocating and need an alternative compressed air source. You could be performing scheduled maintenance and need to keep production running. When busier periods require an additional boost to your standard compressed air systems capacity. Whatever the reason, make the smarter choice.

Air compressor hire due to capital restraints

Hiring an air compressor is a great alternative for companies with tight budget constraints to meet their compressed air needs. With the end of the financial year approaching, you may be restricted from upgrading your compressor until the next year. By hiring a short-term replacement, you can save on costs while ensuring you don’t experience any downtime waiting for a new compressor.

So the next time your compressor breaks down, make sure you investigate the hiring options available to you. At NPS, we offer our customers a range of compressed air rental solutions for their short or long-term requirements. Register your interest in our hire options today.

NPS a finalist in the 10th Fremantle Business Awards


fremantle business awardsNessco Pressure Systems (NPS) are pleased to announce they have been nominated as a finalist in the 10th Fremantle Business Awards. The awards recognise small, medium and large businesses, and the impact they have on the Fremantle community.

Managing Director, Owen West, commented “We’re very proud to be nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Fremantle Business Awards. This nomination demonstrates our ongoing success with delivering high quality service to our clients.”

NPS has been nominated in the Excellence in Professional Services category. This category highlights those who provide professional services and build their organisation around the needs of their target market.

“It’s our aim to always meet our clients’ compressed air needs on time and within the budget they specify. We’ve had great success in the past year, in particular with local legends D’Orsogna, who we worked with to design a compressed air system for their meat processing plant” added Mr West.

NPS helped D’Orsogna to provide a reliable and energy efficient compressed air system that provides the required flow and pressure the factory needs while also ensuring the correct quality grade of air for the products is delivered.

The winners of each category will be announced at the awards dinner held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle on June 8th.

“It should be a great night. We’re planning on taking the whole team to celebrate our success and fingers crossed we take home the prize” said Mr West.

Maintaining your peace of mind

Air Compressor Maintenance 

Let’s face it. At some point, no matter how high quality the product is, equipment or machinery will break down. Breakdowns can have major impacts on the efficiency of your production which in a worst-case scenario, can cost your business thousands of dollars. While breakdowns are inevitable, regular and professional air compressor maintenance assures the reliability and quality of your equipment.

So why should I invest in maintenance?

With regular maintenance, you lower the risk of your compressed air system breaking down which ultimately leads to lower profitability. Think of your air system like a car being serviced. Filters and fluids are replaced, cooling water is inspected, belts are adjusted, and leaks are identified and repaired. These regular checkups ensure your compressed air system remains reliable throughout its lifetime.

Without servicing, system integrity could be compromised when undetected problems deteriorate, leading to damage. At some point, this will cost you a lot to repair.

Can’t I just pay for maintenance when I need it?

Sure, but keep in mind that you’ll have to closely monitor your compressor’s service requirements and order each service separately. A slow procurement process can lead to a delayed service which potentially means an increase in overall costs.

What are the risks of delaying my maintenance checks?

Most parts within your compressed air system have a specified lifespan. Failure to replace them on time can impact your compressor’s overall efficiency and reliability. Not only does this increase ongoing production costs but also the chance of a breakdown occurring which can have an even bigger impact on profitability.

How do energy costs affect my budget?

The biggest part of the total cost of ownership for compressed air equipment is energy consumption. If you fail to properly maintain your air compressor system, pressure drops may occur, decreasing the system’s efficiency.

During an average compressor’s lifetime of around 10 years, the cost of compressed air is roughly divided up as 73% energy costs with the remaining 27% divided between capital costs, installation and maintenance. In reality, producing 1 kW of compressed air requires 8 kW of electricity. So, if you’re not evaluating the energy performance of your system, you are potentially converting your money into thin air.

How often should my receiver be inspected?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 requirements and AS/NZS 3788:2006, routine biennial inspections of pressure vessels is mandatory. 

Pressure vessels used in the workplace present a lot of potential dangers when not properly maintained which can cause damage to property, injury and even death. This is why it’s essential to properly install and service receivers and ensure that all of your equipment complies with the relevant AS standards and Worksafe WA regulations.

Do I have to register my receiver?

As per the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 along with AS/NZS 3788:2006, registration of pressure vessels is mandatory in order to assess safety and to detect any dangerous deterioration.

Interested in learning more about Nessco Pressure Systems servicing and maintenance capabilities? Then get in contact today. 

Making the right choices when choosing your Compressor System


A lot of careful planning goes into the decision to purchase an air compressor system. Buyers have to contemplate a variety of factors including the amount of air pressure needed, what type of system fits their needs and how much they are able to invest in a system.

If you don’t have the knowledge and experience that Nessco Pressure Systems has when choosing the right system, mistakes can be made when selecting what to buy which can cost you in the long run. 

Let us help you out by pointing out some of the things to look out for when selecting your compressor system.



Deciding on the correct size of compressor is key to the efficiency of your business. The wrong size can lead to problems with production and wasted energy which can increase overall costs. It’s also wise to plan ahead and think what may be your needs in the future.


One of the key determinants to selecting size is the amount of pressure required. Your air compressor has to be able to provide enough air pressure so that you are able to complete the task at hand. Anything less will not work, rendering your system useless. This is why it’s important to know the pressure that is required beforehand so that you are able to choose a powerful enough compressor.

Air Flow

Another important factor to consider is the correct air flow needed for the compressor. To put it simply, flow is the ability of the compressor to perform a task within a given time period. The amount of flow needed is determined by the length of time required to complete the task. If your flow isn’t sufficient enough, your compressor will need to build up pressure inside its reserve tank which suggests that the compressor you’ve chosen might be undersize. Again it’s important to know your requirements before making a choice.

One of the best ways to figure out the correct flow needed is to perform a compressed air audit which can be conducted by our knowledgeable NPS staff.

Contact NPS about a Compressed Air Audit

Future Expansion

It’s also important to consider what your air usage might be like in the future when making your decision. While your current air pressure needs might be small, a company that plans ahead and selects an air compressor that will account for the growth of their business can save themselves a considerable amount by not having to purchase subsequent compressors systems.



The type of compressor your business needs is another factor you need to consider at decision time. Two of the more popular options available are piston and rotary screw compressors.

Piston Compressor

The piston compressor is one of the most economical options available. This is a small and robust air compressor that is often used in small workshops, tire shops or manufacturing facilities. One of the highlights of the piston compressor is that they are relatively easy to maintain and usually require minimum investment however this doesn’t mean you should buy one this instant!

Piston compressors are designed for intermittent use which means it can only work about 50-60% of their duty cycle. These units also need time to cool off between their cycles otherwise they will overheat and fail. Another factor to consider is that piston compressors can be extremely loud when operating, so you may want to take into account whether any employees will be working close by.

Rotary Screw Compressor

The rotary screw compressor is designed for operations that require a constant compressed air supply. While piston compressors may only need to be in use for 50% of their duty cycle, rotary screw compressors may be used up to 100% of their duty cycle and are generally built to have long, reliable lifespans. The amount of popularity for screw compressors means there are plenty of options available which suit a range of budgets and needs.

View our range of Rotary Screw Compressors


So these are a few factors to consider when choosing which air compressor system is right for you. If you’re looking for more advice or information about which system would be right for you, you can get in contact with one our friendly staff who are able to use their extensive knowledge and experience to find the solution for you.


If you’re looking for more information, get in contact with Nessco Pressure Systems today. 

Can Your Compressed Air Dryer Cope This Summer?


Overheated System = Production Down Time


Like us, your compressed air system can sweat in the warmer months! Air Dryers can act like an air conditioner to your airline; eliminating condensation due to humidity, and therefore preventing damage to your expensive equipment.


As the months get hotter some compressed air dryers don’t function as well leaving unwanted residual moister. Excessive water in compressed air, in either the liquid or vapour phase, can cause a variety of operational problems for users of compressed air. These include freezing of outdoor air lines, corrosion in piping and equipment, malfunctioning of pneumatic process control instruments, fouling of processes and products, and more.


If your compressed air dryer is overheating this summer consider the following questions and contact Nessco Pressure Systems.


1. Is your dryer the right size/design for your application and conditions?

When selecting the correct dryer you must consider the level of moisture required to be removed from the compressed air for that specific application. If your dryer is not sized correctly for a particular system then issues such as overheating, decreased efficiency and shut-down can result.


2. Is your dryer in the correct location?

The performance of the dryer will improve if installed in a cooler well ventilated station.


3. Do you have the correct Filtration?

Filters work with compressed air dryers to remove water and other contaminants from the compressed air and prevent component contamination. Three types of filters are typically used; Particulate, Coalescing and Absorption.


4. Is your compressed air system and dryer properly maintained?

Keeping your equipment and machinery running at a consistent high level of performance is important to every industry; breakdown of vital machinery in the workplace equals lost time and money. Air dryers and filters keep your compressed air system operating efficiently, but only if they are properly maintained.


Call us today on 1300 290 638 for any of your compressed air equipment needs.

Why Your System Needs A Compressed Air Dryer

A Compressed Air Dryer is used for removing water vapour from compressed air.


Humidity is a component of atmospheric air, which can be found in the form of condensate and/or vapour in compressed air distribution systems and the machines that use the compressed air.


If the condensate can be easily separated and discharged, humidity, in the form of vapour, will follow the compressed air flow all the way to the final product. When it then cools, a part of this humidity present in the compressed air condenses and over time causes serious damage to the distribution network, the machines using the compressed air and the final product.



How Air Dryers Work


For example, 5.1 l/h of condensate is separated from a compressor with an output capacity of 10 Nm3/min and an ambient intake air temperature of 20°C and 70% relative humidity, whilst operating at a delivery pressure of 8 bar (g) and cooling the air to 30°C.



If the compressed air is then dried even more to a dewpoint of +3°C, a further 1.7 l/h of condensate can be separated.


If you require a new Dryer please contact our NPS Compressed Air Equipment Specialists on 1300 290 638.